Category : Holidays

Written on Feb, 13, 2017 by in | 1 Comment.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Even as a kid, it didn’t interest me. Hearts and love were “girly” and that just wasn’t me. I even didn’t like cards with glitter long before I became a Mom and hating glitter became the “cool” thing to do. Before my kids began any sort of schooling, I never made too …

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Written on Dec, 16, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.
decorating

Decorating for the holidays can be a little tricky when you’re a Mom. I don’t need the perfectly decorated tree with the coordinating ornaments – I actually love all the hand-made decorations from my kids. But I could definitely do without the piles of laundry, and paper, and toys all over the place. With little kids running around, the house …

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Written on Dec, 06, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
christmas purge

It’s that time of year again. Time for shopping, and parties, and millions of school activities suddenly for some strange reason, and elves on shelves (although not for my family), and a wee bit of stress. I like to tack on just a bit more for myself by doing what I like to call the Christmas Purge. Don’t worry, it’s …

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Written on Nov, 23, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
thankful

There is so much to be thankful for as a Mom. Your family and your children obviously top that list, but today I’ll be talking about all the little things that I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving season. Because being a Mom is hard, and sometimes you have to remember to appreciate all those little things that make your life easier, …

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halloween

Every October, I like to make my life way more difficult than it needs to be by hobbling together at least one (but usually both) of my children’s Halloween costumes. It’s not like I’m some habitual crafter or Pinterest addict, so I’m not entirely sure why I do this, but it keeps happening, year after year. The first Halloween we …

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Written on May, 06, 2016 by in , | 2 Comments.

I read an article this week from CBS News about a poll they did asking Moms what their favorite Mother’s Day present was. I don’t know why I even clicked on it, but I was bored, so here we are. Apparently, according to this poll, the number ONE thing Moms want for Mother’s Day is…… wait for it…… to spend …

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Written on Jan, 06, 2016 by in | 1 Comment.
new year

Well, it’s a New Year! The kids are back in school, winter finally decided to show up by punching the Northeast in the face with some snow and below freezing temperatures, and I’m trying (unsuccessfully) to get my house put back together. Along with all of that, the New Year is also a time for, you guessed it – resolutions! …

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Written on Dec, 22, 2015 by in , | 1 Comment.

I’m feeling a bit lazy this week, and perhaps a little nostalgic, so here’s a post I wrote for my previous blog about baby’s first Christmas after our first child was born. He was only four months old, and as new parents, we were very excited for this momentous occasion. Shockingly, it didn’t go quite how a new parent might …

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Written on Dec, 14, 2015 by in , | 4 Comments.

Stress and Motherhood – the two go hand in hand. Sometimes it can’t be avoided. Okay, MOST of the time it can’t be avoided. But let’s be honest, sometimes we do it to ourselves. Take me, for example. Every day I tell myself that as soon as the kids get off the bus, I will clean out their lunch boxes …

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Written on Dec, 10, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment
elf on the shelf

Since everyone else on the internet is making their opinions known about this trendy Christmas tradition, I figure I might as well throw mine into the mix. Here’s why we don’t “do” Elf on the Shelf in our house. There are the obvious reasons like it’s a creepy little thing, and, well, that’s pretty much it. It’s creepy. It’s creepier than the notion of a big …

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